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Papers & Presentations 2013

Papers and Presentations can be found by Topic within the Program Overview below

Conference Gold Sponsors

Conference Silver and Bronze Sponsors

13th Annual TPSA Conference
Mobile, AL – Feb. 5-7, 2013

WELCOME!

Welcome to Mobile and the 13th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. It’s great to have so many enthusiastic people from such diverse backgrounds gathered in one place with the same vision. TPSA is proud to facilitate such a gathering and very appreciative of its sponsors, who make this event possible through their generous financial contributions.

Attendees to the conference representing industry, academia, state and federal government are from all over the United States and several foreign countries.

Do you think Mardi Gras originated in New Orleans? Nay Nay, my friends! The birthplace of Mardi Gras in the new world is Mobile, Alabama – in 1703 at Twenty-Seven Mile Bluff, the first settlement of Mobile.

Mardi Gras celebrations are born every year in cities across the nation, but none compare to the
celebration in Mobile. For three weeks every February, Mobile comes alive with pageantry, parades and balls associated with carnival. Mardi Gras in Mobile has been referred to as the largest street party in the country. National Geographic says the coronations of the carnival courts rival coronations of Europe’s heads of state.

We hope you enjoy your time in Mobile. We are pleased with what we feel is a fantastic program put together by some very hard working people within TPSA.

Cary Hamilton
President TPSA
Ed Cranson
Board Chairman TPSA

Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Gold Sponsors
$5,000 or more

ACRC logo image BASF logo image Bayer logo image Dow AgroScience logo image
Dupont Logo ncg_logo Syngenta logo image

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Wednesday, February 6 – 8:00 a.m. – Bon Secour III

 

fred_bedoreFred Bedore
Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sustainability at Wal-Mart
Fred Bedore is the senior director of business strategy and sustainability for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is responsible for the integration of sustainability into Wal-Mart’s business strategies, the collaboration with the company’s sustainable value networks on key sustainability goals and the incorporation of sustainability into the brand and culture of the company.Fred joined Wal-Mart in 2004 as a buyer in general merchandise. In 2006 he was promoted to a senior strategy manager with the Innovation team where he held multiple roles with a special emphasis on merchandising and supply chain. In 2010, Fred was named a senior director on the corporate sustainability team. During his time at Wal-Mart, Fred has been a part of teams who have won buyer of the year honors and been nominated for the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year award.Fred has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Michigan State University and an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from Pennsylvania State University.
scott_griffinScott Griffin
Chief Sustainability Officer
Greif Inc.
Global Sustainability Program
As the Chief Sustainability Officer for Greif, Scott Griffin is responsible for leading the sustainability strategy for the world’s leading industrial packaging company. Since joining Greif in 2006, Scott has helped the 135-year-old company expand its definition of sustainability from a focus on reducing its environmental impact to a “sustainability-in-action” program that includes leadership in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and developing business innovations to alleviate humanitarian issues. Under Scott’s direction, Greif is the only company in the U.S. that has convened WBCSD conferences.In close direction with Greif’s board and CEO, Scott and his team work on global water risk issues. Partnering with social entrepreneurial start-up Impact Economics and leading NGOs, such as The Clinton Global Initiative, ProDev and Partners in Health, the company has developed and supports distribution of a low-cost, durable water backpack – PackH2O. This water backpack addresses the “Achilles’ Heel” of the global clean water challenge – the human transport of clean water on the “last mile” from access point to home in some of the world’s least developed regions. In just eight months, more than 3,000 families in Haiti, Guatemala and Kenya have started using the water backpack to transport water to their homes.Greif also was a leader in the recent launch of EarthMinded Life Cycle Services, a network of companies in North America and Europe that collect and recondition used industrial containers and provide users of the remanufactured packaging with detailed environmental impact data.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW13th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference – February 5-7, 2013
Tuesday – FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Tues 11a-3p TPSA Board Meeting (all are welcome) Location: Clipper Suite
Tues 6-8:30p Opening Reception Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wednesday – FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Wed 7-7:45a Breakfast (all) and Committee MeetingsTPSA
Communications Committee Meeting

Facilitated by Nancy Fitz,
U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

Location: Bon Secour I &II
Wed 8-9:45a Welcome to Mobile by TPSA President Cary Hamilton
Keynote Speakers
Location: Bon Secour III
Moderator: Ed Cranson, J.R. Simplot Company

 

Wed 9:45-10:00a Break – Exhibitor and Sponsor Displays
Location:
Bon Secour I & II
Wed Concurrent Session 110:00-11:45a Composite IBCs: Where is the Market Going? What is IBC Reconditioning?
Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide
Programs
Panel Discussion on Composite IBCs and
Pesticides: Where is the Market Going?

 

An Overview of IBCs and the Reconditioning Industrys

 

What is IBC Reconditioning? Compliance in Collection, Triage and Refurbishing

 

Bee Health Status Overview
Moderator: Liza Fleeson, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

  • Is Planting Corn Killing Bees? Indiana Case
    Study

    Kevin W. Neal, Office of the Indiana
    State Chemist

 

Wed 11:45a-noon Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wed noon-1:15p Lunch
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wed 1:15-1:30p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wed Concurrent Session 21:30-3:00p Moderated Panel: Rinsate Management – Problems and Solutions
Moderator: Bryan Gran, FarmChem

 

Activities to Further Understand Bee Health Concerns

Moderator: Liza Fleeson, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

  • Industry Work to Address Concerns about Bees
    Iain Kelly, Bayer CropScience
  • Mobile Field App for Investigating Bee Kills
    Allan Hovis, Ph.D., Bayer CropScience

 

Wed 3-3:15p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wed Concurrent Session3
3:15-4:45p
Moderated Panel: State of Minibulk Recycling Programs
We have not had a “state-based” minibulk recycling program this year. Why not?
What is the best way to leverage everyone’s resources to recycle as many minibulk containers as possible?Moderator: Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

 

Pesticide Stewardship in the Field

Moderator: : Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture

 

Wed 4:45-5p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Wed 5-6:30p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour IIIModerators: Ed
Cranson, Chair of TPSA Board of Directors and Cary Hamilton, TPSA
President
Wed 7-10p Grand Reception for Participants and Guests
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thursday – FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Thurs 7-7:45a Breakfast (all) and Roundtables
Location:
Secour I & IIFollow
Up Discussion: IBCs, Rinsates and Minibulk Recycling

Facilitated by Nancy Fitz, US EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
Pesticides and Public Perception. Is it changing?
Facilitated by Maria Mirsky, Mirsky Associates, Inc.
Thurs 8-9a Plenary
Location: Bon Secour I &IIInternational and National Stewardship
Moderator: Ed Cranson, J.R. Simplot Company

Thurs 9-9:15a Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs Concurrent Session 49:15-10:45a Containers, Containment and Agricultural Plastics: What’s Happening?
Location: VillaModerator: Bryan Gran, FarmChem

 

Worker and Applicator Safety

Moderator: Carol Black, Washington State University

 

Thurs 10:45-11a Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs Concurrent Session 511-12:30p Interactive Panel: How Do We Increase Small Container Recycling?
Moderator: Ron Perkins, Ag Container Recycling Council and Russel Hurst, CleanFARMS

 

Pesticide Disposal Program Updates – Part 1

Moderator: Cary Hamilton, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

 

Thurs 12:30-12:45p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs 12:45-1:45p Awards Lunch
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs 1:45-2p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs Concurrent Session 62-3:30p Pesticide Disposal Program Updates – Part 2
Moderator: Kevin W. Neal, Office of the Indiana State Chemist

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Garments and Gloves

Moderator: Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture

 

Thurs 3:30-3:45p Break – Exhibitor & Sponsor Displays
Location: Bon Secour I & II
Thurs Concurrent Session 73:45-5:15p Moderated Panel: State of Clean Sweep Programs
Moderator: Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of AgricultureEPA will be collecting updated information on Clean Sweep programs this year to update the 2001 Clean Sweep Report. The panel will address initial data collected, including their observations about potential trends. The rest of the session will be an interactive discussion about coordinating the data collection to maximize the usefulness of the effort for all stakeholders.
Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs;
Jeffrey Rogers, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
Rodney Neal, Effective Environmental;
Sarah McLallen, CropLife FoundationPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Label Statements – Clarity, Enforcement and Guidance
Moderator: Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture

 

Thurs 7p onwards Off Site Event at the History Museum of Mobile, 111
South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602

 


Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Silver Sponsors
$1,000 – $4,999

cleanFARMS_logo Clean Farms Logo Cropland-Containers CSN logo image
Interstate AG Plastics logo image micromatic_logo MXI-logo JR Simplot logo image
Tanklink logo image TRI Rinse logo image USAG logo image

 


 

Many Thanks to TPSA 2015 Bronze Sponsors
$500 – $999

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Conference Sponsors (provide additional funding for the Conference in addition to their contributions described above)

bayer

 

Other Sponsors
TPSA also thanks Northwest Ag Plastics for its support.